Friday, September 10, 2010

Breakfast Skillets


Since in a few weeks I'm going to have a WHOLE LOT OF POTATOES in my basement room/root cellar, I've been looking for easy ways to use potatoes that aren't too time-consuming.  Tonight I made breakfast skillets with some of my test storage potatoes.  More on that in a future post.  This is an incredibly simple version of this dish, but you can jazz it up as much as you like.  I started with some breakfast sausage.  The sausage is happy (Happy= meat that comes from free-range, family farms, where the animals live comfortable, happy existences without horomones, unnatural foods, or unneeded antibiotics). I scooped the sausage into a plate so I could keep cooking in the same skillet.

After I peeled and chopped a few medium potatoes, I put them into the pan with some oil.  I cooked them about 10 minutes, until they were slightly browned.  Then I drained them on some papertowels and emptied out the skillet for the next step.  The potatoes were organically raised in my garden.

While the potatoes were cooking, I whisked four eggs in a bowl, and added some milk.  I LOVE the deep, rich color of the egg yolks.  The milk is from a local dairy, with happy cows, only 45 minutes from where I live.  These eggs came from the chickens of a local farmer, only a few miles away.  I went and got them from his farm, and stood and talked to him for 45 minutes while he did work around the yard. Of course, there are no chemicals used there.  See more about Farmer Joe here.  You can't beat the color of egg yolks from happy chickens.

After I put the eggs into the skillet, I dumped the potatoes and the sausage back in on top of them. I sprinkled cheese over the top, along with salt and pepper.  I stirred it gently together, making sure the eggs didn't burn on the bottom. 

Then I dished onto plates and served!  I had mine with some salsa I canned, made from ingredients we grew in the garden.  We also had toast with creamed honey; the creamed honey contains dried apples, and comes from bees 'raised' locally.  It was delicious! We love cooking with local, organically-raised ingredients as much as possible.  You just feel so much better about what you are serving to your family.  What are you cooking from local ingredients?

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I borrowed this from another blog...

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